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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio condemn latest Obama move on Cuba

      Blogs

      Jeb Bush swiftly condemened the Obama administration's decision today to remove Cuba from the list of state-sponsors of terrorism.

    2. In a Rubio vs. Bush fight, will other GOP candidates compete in Florida's March 15 primary?

      Elections

      Leave it to Florida to host the best political soap opera of the presidential campaign.

      A button featuring Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is picked up during the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference May 21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Florida's March 15 GOP presidential primary is shaping up as potentially spectacular theater.
Jeb Bush versus Marco Rubio. Two Sunshine State favorite sons, longtime friends, mentor and protege, near neighbors in Miami-Dade facing off in America's most important battleground state. What many viewed as almost unthinkable a few months ago - Rubio beating Bush among Florida Republicans - no longer seems far-fetched. Other leading candidates already are pondering whether even to compete in Florida's primary. [Getty Images]
    3. Marco Rubio drops in on 'Pawn Stars' during Nevada campaign stop

      State Roundup

      LAS VEGAS -—Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off his first presidential campaign visit to the key early nominating state of Nevada on Thursday with a promise: You're going to be seeing a lot of me.

      Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio tours the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn shop with owner Rick Harrison on Thursday in Las Vegas. Harrison is on the television show "Pawn Stars.'' [Associated Press]
    4. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida

      State Roundup

      Efforts to open oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are supportive of more production.

      On oil rig sits off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Efforts to open up oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are supportive of more production. Neither Republican appears receptive to legislation U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., filed last week to block a proposal from gulf state lawmakers that would end the ban on drilling within a certain distance of the coast. [Associated Press (2008)] 

    5. Bush and Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida

      Blogs

      Efforts to open up oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are generally supportive of more production.

      An oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
    6. Rubio, Bush at top but GOP presidential race remains wide open

      Blogs

      The sprawling GOP presidential field has made for no clear front runner, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows.

    7. Poll: Fla Insiders grow more bullish on Marco Rubio, less so on Jeb Bush

      Blogs

      Florida's political elites are fast revising their views about the strength of presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, with perceptions of Rubio dramatically improving and Bush's slipping, according to our latest exclusive Florida Insider Poll.

    8. Marco Rubio is 44 years old (or young)

      Blogs

      Marco Antonio Rubio, the wanna-be college football star turn star politician, is 44 years old today.

      Marco Rubio as a kid in Las Vegas; Marco Rubio as a U.S. Senator
    9. Did Marco Rubio say felons should be barred from voting but get their guns back?

      Blogs

      A Facebook meme suggests that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes convicted felons should regain their right to own a gun but not the right to vote.

    10. Watchdogs ask Justice Department to investigate Jeb Bush campaign

      Blogs

      Two watchdog groups today asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Jeb Bush and his Super PAC are “engaged in knowing and willful violations of the campaign finance laws.”

      Former Gov. Jeb Bush delivers a speech during April's annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, Ohio.